"A Question of Torture" Book Review by Write Fine
"A Question of Torture"
An analysis of the book "A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation From the Cold War to the War on Terror" by Alfred W. McCoy.
# 113288 | 1,971 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Mar 26, 2009 in Political Science (U.S.) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)
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The paper discusses McCoy's purpose in writing the book "A Question of Torture", which is to reveal the CIA's 50-plus year history of utilizing torture against others and to argue that America is misusing her power. The paper outlines the main ideas contained in this work and shows how it raises many questions, principally why the American people seem largely disinterested about the use of torture and the human rights violations. The paper opines that the author's thesis is very well supported.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Jones, T. (2006). Hicks 'severely damaged', says CIA expert. Retrieves 21 July 2008 from the Information Clearinghouse Web site: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13597.htm.
- McCoy, A.W. (2006). A question of torture: CIA interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror. New York: Metropolitan Books.
- Wolff, B. (2006). Author explores CIA connections to torture tactics. Retrieved 21 July 2008 from the University of Wisconsin Web site: http://www.news.wisc.edu/11995.
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